Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
I really need to start keeping this journal again. So, here goes...
Aires is now 5 and has grown like a weed. He's easily pushing 17hh and is going through a bit of a growth spurt right now. Not sure if he's getting taller or just wider.
My best friend has been helping me work with him and he's getting better all the time. Not that he was ever bad before. Lol. Got him a new bit that he loves and responds well to (it's similar to the Sharon Camarillo Tender Touch). Pretty sure that my aussie saddle doesn't fit him, which is why he's been such a pain in the rump about stopping. My best friend rides him bareback because there isn't a saddle at the barn that fits him and she doesn't want to have to schlep her saddle back and forth. He's great bareback and more responsive than he's ever been.
Tomorrow, my plan is to go out in the afternoon and ride him bareback. Robert is going to come with me. It will be the first time I've ridden him in a few months. Oddly, I'm not really nervous or scared, like I usually am. I would go out in the morning, but there's more people at the barn then, plus I need to go back to the doctor for my stupid hand.
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.